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Parenthood Is Hard and Scary

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Parenthood is hard and scary.

There, I said it. Clutching your pearls yet? Shall I get the smelling salts? Or are you already nodding your head in agreement?

About twenty years ago, I was a brand-new mother. Looking back, most of my memories are a blur of sleepless nights,...

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Keeping the Pillow Talk Light

(359) Comments | Posted September 15, 2012 | 2:34 PM

My husband is an extrovert.

I am an introvert.

I could just leave it at that and let you imagine what sort of hijinks have ensued, but I'll help you out: We've been married for 23 years. Together for 27. We've figured out a way to make it work. But...

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Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 4:46 PM

Son reported to me this morning that Daughter is asleep on the couch in the upstairs TV room. This is unusual, but not particularly worrisome. "She just groaned when I walked in the room," he said. (Definitely not unusual.)

So I hop online and check Facebook. There, her status fills...

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Getting a Massage: Dos and Don'ts

(158) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 8:17 AM

On your way to your massage appointment? Maybe you've been given a certificate for massage as a gift? (Lucky you!) As a licensed massage practitioner (and an ardent massage customer for years before that), I've lived both sides of the massage transaction. Here are some pointers for getting the most...

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Ray Bradbury Did Not Die Today

(19) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 1:27 PM

Ray Bradbury has not died. Not really.

I'm reminded of a lot of things today, including foremost Joni Mitchell's line:

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone?

I'm feeling that way about Ray Bradbury right...

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5 Reasons 'My Kids Are My Whole Life' is a Stupid Thing to Say

(46) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 3:45 PM

Here are five reasons you should think before you say, "my kids are my whole life."

1. It reinforces "mommy martyrdom"

Webster's defines a martyr as "a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle." "Mommy Martyrs No More" is my...

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To My Husband On Our 23rd Wedding Anniversary

(16) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 1:10 PM

I've unpacked our wedding album. Remember? The one we spent all that money on back in 1989, choosing only the very best pictures from the hundreds that were taken, and having them printed up as 8 x 10s? The one we cherished for...

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